Plagiarism Sucks Ass: Elizabeth Nelson

December 5, 2013 book rage, Plagiarism Sucks Ass, Reading 0

“Author” Elizabeth Nelson has been outed as a plagiarist.

In addition to stealing the work of writer Kristi Avalon by republishing her book Billionaire Bodyguard as Nelson’s “Trinity,” Elizabeth Nelson also stole writer Roni Loren’s personal bio! How fucking low will these assholes go? Grrrrrrrrr.

As per usual, I’m SURE that this will play out over the next few days as a flurry of deletions take place as Nelson tries to cover her trail.

I’ll post updates as they occur.

Original Article Here:

There is a thriving self-published author community on Amazon, and they are not too happy with romance writer “Elizabeth Nelson.”

Here’s a photo compilation from satirist Andrew Shaffer, comparing her now-deleted Amazon photo with a photo fellow author Cyndy Aleo tipped him off to.

A Google image search using the photo file reveals that after it was used to advertise Revlon hair extensions, it became an online stock photo of sorts.

After tweeting out the comparison on Tuesday, Shaffer and Aleo attracted nonstop attention from their e-book writing followers.

Without responding, Nelson removed the photo from her Amazon page and changed her bio. She deleted her personal Facebook page but kept her commercial page, as well as her Twitter and personal website, which each feature the Revlon pic. Here’s her Twitter bio, complete with outrageous erotica background.

It turned out that many other authors had a problem with Nelson, who has been accused of plagiarism. The summary of her new, free e-book “Trinity (The Executive’s Affair)” is almost word-for-word taken from the description of “Billionaire Bodyguard,” which Kristi Avalon published last year.

What makes the whole thing more suspect is that Nelson published ten full-length books in November, and her publisher’s site does not function.

It’s free and easy to publish an e-book to Amazon’s Kindle marketplace, and Amazon receives a portion of the book’s royalties. Authors offer free e-books to build their brand.

Amazon has yet to step in regarding the Nelson scandal, but writers are taking it upon themselves to police the situation.

Books “written” by Elizabeth Nelson:
Backstage Pass
Cautious
Trinity

Trinity – Actually written by Kristi Avalon, original title: Billionaire Bodyguard

Graham Victor
Love on the Buchanan Ranch
Curiosity Killed The Kat (K…
A Date With The Devil (A Ka…
The Game Is On (A Katherine…
Graham’s Fiance
Faith
Love Gone (The Faith #1)
Desire
1st Chance
The Proposal
The Cowboy’s Secret
Unconditional
Forbidden Love (Forbidden, #1)
How to Get Beautiful Women …
Falling for Him
Tomorrow Is Unknown
Double Take
A High Intensity Romantic S…
Hooked on You
Felicity
The Game Is On: Book 2 (A K…
The Katherine Flynn Trilogy…
Falling for Them
Felicity
Forbidden Desire (Forbidden…

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